Stendhal (Florence) Syndrome
- What is Stendhal (Florence) Syndrome?
- Stendhal’s Syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes a person to experience hallucinations, dizziness, fainting and further hallucinations, especially with the beauty, glory of his artwork, and the increased heartbeat, dizziness.
- In other words, Stendhal Syndrome, also known as Florence Syndrome, is the name given to the grave of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galilei, which he saw in the Basilica of Santa Croce, when the French writer Marie-Henri Beyle wrote in the Stendhal neighborhood in Florence. And the general work is that Giotto is adorned with its frescoes and passes through itself in the face of beauty. Stendhal explained that he felt an indescribable feeling and could not resist this feeling in the face of the works of art and marvelous unity.
- Obviously, the name of this syndrome was not defined when Stendhal had these feelings. Stendhal’s Syndrome, described by Graziella Magherini in 1979, has been identified and recognized as a syndrome after many people in Florence have been observed. While these experiments were being conducted, the Medici Riccardi Palace was taken as the center, and attitudes and reactions were observed. Observers, admiring the artwork adorned with frescoes while chapping, looked at the speed of breathing and increased heartbeat. As facial muscles relaxed and pupils shrunk, observations of these artifacts showed a greater increase in brain activity, even when stimulated with different stimuli by auditory stimuli. The answers of observers who wanted to write their feelings were surprising. In general, observers point out that they are experiencing an extreme feeling of emotion, and they say that they have a bit of fatigue but that it is a sweet tiredness.
- The most obvious symptom of this syndrome is the sight of self-inflicted, dizzy, even fainting people in front of an eye-catching work of art. Stendhal Syndrome, also referred to as “Art Poisoning“, is a problem that is often seen in art lovers and may even cause hospitalization. For this syndrome, which can extend to psychological disorders if the problems persist, treatments have been applied to the persons who have been ill since the day they were accepted. Considering that almost everyone is a candidate to live with Stendhal Syndrome, a clear number of how many people have this disease is not known.
- Stendhal’s Syndrome, which is said for people who have been exposed to artificial intoxication in high doses, has passed through the literature in his name because Stendhal is the first person to have or be identified with this disease.